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Spedding, Jason; Hawkes, Amy J.; Burgess, Matthew – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2017
The initial year of university is often a sensitive period for new students. Commencing students may lack the necessary skills and resources to adapt to unfamiliar learning environments. One intervention demonstrating academic benefits is Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS). PASS is a structured peer led study group where students collectively…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Attendance, Self Efficacy, Student Adjustment
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Bolkan, San; Goodboy, Alan K.; Myers, Scott A. – Communication Education, 2017
This study examined two effective teaching behaviors traditionally considered by instructional communication scholars to associate positively with students' academic experiences: instructor clarity and immediacy. Our study situated these teaching behaviors in a conditional process model that integrated two key assumptions about student learning:…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Behavior, Teaching Styles, Learner Engagement
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Buckner, Ellen; Shores, Melanie; Sloane, Michael; Dantzler, John; Shields, Catherine; Shader, Karen; Newcomer, Bradley – Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, 2016
The purpose of this study was to apply several measures of learning and engagement to a comparable cohort of honors and non-honors students in order to generate a preliminary model of student engagement. Specific purposes were the following: (1) to determine the feasibility for use of several measures of student characteristics that may affect…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Student Characteristics, Institutional Characteristics, Comparative Analysis
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Yang, Yan; Taylor, Jeff; Cao, Li – International Journal of E-Learning & Distance Education, 2016
This study investigates the utility of the new 3 × 2 achievement goal model in predicting online student test anxiety and help-seeking. Achievement goals refer to students' general aims for participating in learning and the standard by which they judge their achievement (Pintrich, 2000). According to Elliot and his colleagues (2011), there are six…
Descriptors: Prediction, Online Courses, Test Anxiety, Help Seeking
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Johnson, Marcus Lee; Taasoobshirazi, Gita; Clark, Lauren; Howell, Leah; Breen, Mishele – Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 2016
We surveyed 139 (88 traditional, 51 nontraditional) students on various motivational measures of self-determination, attribution, and expectancy-value to (a) investigate motivational differences by student status and (b) identify the motivational variables that best predict academic achievement by student status. Results of a multivariate analysis…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, College Students, Nontraditional Students, Self Determination
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Holland, Denise D.; Piper, Randy T. – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2016
The technology integration education model is a 12 construct model that includes 8 primary constructs and 4 moderator constructs. By testing the relationships among two primary constructs (motivation and technological, pedagogical, and content knowledge competencies) and four moderator constructs (goals, feedback, task value, and self-regulation),…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Preservice Teachers, Models, Objectives
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Alt, Dorit – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2016
This study was aimed at assessing the relationships between college students' pre-entry factors, self-efficacy and motivation for learning, and the perceived constructivist learning in traditional lecture-based courses and seminars (SM). The study included 411 undergraduate third-year college students. Several scales were administered to the…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Teaching Methods, Seminars, Correlation
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Honken, Nora; Ralston, Patricia A.; Tretter, Thomas R. – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2016
Self-control has been related to positive student outcomes including academic performance of college students. Because of the critical nature of the first semester academic performance for engineering students in terms of retention and persistence in pursuing an engineering degree, this study investigated the relationship between freshmen…
Descriptors: Self Control, Engineering Education, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education
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Tezci, Erdogan; Sezer, Fahri; Aktan, Sumer; Gurgan, Ugur – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Problem Statement: Being a virtuous citizen, developing communication skills, and becoming a life-long learner are directly proportionate to the individuals' perspectives on life. Provided that an education system is able to positively change the individuals' perspectives on life, it may allow individuals to acquire terminal behaviors easier. This…
Descriptors: Life Style, Learning Strategies, Self Management, Correlation
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Gaultney, Jane F. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2016
The present study used a validated survey to assess freshmen college students' sleep patterns and risk for sleep disorders and then examined associations with retention and grade point average (GPA) over a 3-year period. Students at risk for a sleep disorder were more likely to leave the institution over the 3-year period, although this…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Sleep, Academic Achievement, School Holding Power
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Jou, Min; Lin, Yen-Ting; Wu, Din-Wu – Interactive Learning Environments, 2016
With the development of information technology and popularization of web applications, students nowadays have grown used to skimming through information provided through the Internet. This reading habit led them to be incapable of analyzing or integrating information they have received. Hence, knowledge management and critical thinking (CT) have,…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Critical Thinking, Educational Environment, Teaching Methods
Koukounas, Susan M. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether high student accountability and formative assessment affected student motivation, learning and resource management strategies, and achievement in developmental algebra I. The setting was a fifteen-week semester at a community college in suburban New York. Two sections of developmental algebra I…
Descriptors: Accountability, Formative Evaluation, Student Motivation, Academic Achievement
Kane, Eva Marie – Journal on Educational Psychology, 2016
The college student population in USA is predicted to increase from 13 million to 21 million between 2003-2015 (Strom & Storm, 2004). This increase along with the exponentially increasing cost of post-secondary education has caused an increase in the financial burden placed on students. Between 2000 and 2012, the two major post-secondary…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Educational Experience, Financial Support, Student Motivation
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Hieb, Jeffrey L.; Lyle, Keith B.; Ralston, Patricia A. S.; Chariker, Julia – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2015
At the University of Louisville, a large, urban institution in the south-east United States, undergraduate engineering students take their mathematics courses from the school of engineering. In the fall of their freshman year, engineering students take "Engineering Analysis I," a calculus-based engineering analysis course. After the…
Descriptors: Calculus, College Mathematics, Engineering Education, Undergraduate Students
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Cho, Moon-Heum; Heron, Michele L. – Distance Education, 2015
Enrollment in online remedial mathematics courses has increased in popularity in institutions of higher learning; however, students unskilled in self-regulated learning (SRL) find online remedial mathematics courses particularly challenging. We investigated the role of SRL, specifically motivation, emotion, and learning strategies, in students'…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Learning Strategies, Independent Study, Mathematics Instruction
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